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Zub Comics – December 2021

AVENGERS: TECH-ON AVENGERS #5 (of 6)
Story – Jim Zub
Art – Jeff “Chamba” Cruz
Cover A – Eiici Shimizu
Cover B – Peach Momoko

A kaiju-sized Scream symbiote is on a rampage, and the Iron Avengers will need every scrap of Infinite Mirror Shard energy they have to try to hold her back. But can the team even stay together when one of their own is corrupted by the Red Skull’s ever-expanding power?

Avengers Tech-On is a sentai-inspired action-adventure series produced in partnership with Bandai Namco of Japan, written by Jim Zub (UNCANNY AVENGERS, CHAMPIONS) and illustrated by Jeff “Chamba” Cruz (VENOM: THE END)!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: MINDBREAKER #3 (of 5)
Story – Jim Zub
Artist – Eduardo Mello
Cover A – Max Dunbar
Cover B – Max Davenport

The prelude to Baldur’s Gate III and newest adventure in Jim Zub’s acclaimed D&D saga continues!

Following last issue’s disastrous turn of events, some of our heroes are missing, and the mind flayer threat is twisting ever deeper into the workings of the city. What secrets will be revealed, and what steps will the remaining Baldur’s Gate heroes take to save their friends?
In Shops: Dec 15, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Avengers Tech-On #1 Reviews

AIPT: 8.5/10 “It has Power Rangers vibes right down to the suits, but also the epic nature of the villain. Read this one for an alternate take on the events post Infinity Gauntlet, and the promise of exploring the complexities of these heroes and who they are apart from their powers.”

But Why Tho: 10/10 “…mixes the action one would expect from a Marvel title with anime and tokusatsu-themed elements, setting the stage for a unique story.”

Comic Book Corner: “This book was a lot of fun. This is the reason when I was a kid why I got into comic books. Because of books like this. Just straight out fun.”

Comic Book Resources: “Zub’s script delivers classic Marvel superhero action with a few smart twists that bend the plot into some intriguing shapes. Meanwhile, Chamba’s art has a frenetic energy that captures the turbo speed excess of Capcom’s ‘90s Marvel fighting games in the best way.”

Comic Rates: “Over the top thrills is exactly what you need to spice up your pull list! Haven’t read a Marvel book in awhile? This might be the mini that gets you back into the House of Ideas. Avengers: Tech-on #1 is downright fun and following in the steps of its Mech inspired predecessor it hits the right notes to earn a spot in your buy pile.”

Fortress of Solitude: 10/10 “A ridiculously good time of a comic. Adhering to classic anime and sentai tropes, all of which were covered in some bright, fast-paced, and well design artwork.”

Graphic Policy: 8/10 “There’s a popcorn entertainment aspect to it that it leans in to. While it’s clearly a tie-in to a toy line, it still delivers a lot of heart and emotion and remembers the characters are what’s important. Add in some solid artwork, this is a series that screams summer enjoyment.”

Infinity Flux: “I really enjoyed some of the story beats that didn’t feel gimmicky to just get to the part with the robots…I thought it was really fun.”

Tech-On Avengers Interview at Dynamic Forces

I spoke to Byron Brewer at Dynamic Forces all about Tech-On Avengers, the new mini-series collaboration between Marvel and Bandai I’m writing that launches in August. Check it out.

Zub Comics Arriving in October 2021

AVENGERS: TECH-ON AVENGERS #3 (OF 6)
JIM ZUB (W) • CHAMBA (A) • Cover by EIICHI SHIMIZU
Variant Cover by PEACH MOMOKO

The Marvel-Sentai sensation continues!
• Loki, the Lord of Lies, imbued with Infinity Shard energy?! When the Avengers can’t trust anything they see or hear, they’ll need help from an unexpected source to try to turn the tide!
• Avengers Tech-On is a sentai-inspired action-adventure series produced in partnership with Bandai-Namco of Japan written by Jim Zub (UNCANNY AVENGERS, CHAMPIONS) and illustrated by Jeff “Chamba” Cruz (VENOM: THE END)!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: MINDBREAKER #1 (of 5)
Jim Zub (w) • Eduardo Mello (a) • Max Dunbar (c)

The prelude to the much-anticipated video game Baldur’s Gate III begins here!

Changed by their experiences in Avernus, Krydle, Shandie, Delina, Nerys, Minsc, and Boo return home to Baldur’s Gate to find that something much more insidious has taken root…what could be behind the odd behavior of the Head Librarian of the Knowledge-Hold?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

WORLD OF DARKNESS CRIMSON THAW #2
VAULT COMICS
(W) Tini Howard, Blake Howard, Jim Zub, Tim Seeley, Danny Lore (A) Julius Ohta (CA) Aaron Campbell
For over a century, werewolves of the Twin Cities have protected their blessed places from threats both physical and spiritual. When vampires under Cecily’s rule move in on one of these precious sites, it’s a declaration of war, one that Tyrell ‘the Stainless’ Stinar and his ferocious pack will avenge at any cost, even if that includes slaying one of their own.
World of Darkness: Crimson Thaw continues with werewolves in the spotlight and a bloody battle for leadership.
In Shops: Oct 06, 2021
SRP: 3.99

WORLD OF DARKNESS CRIMSON THAW #3
(W) Tini Howard, Blake Howard, Jim Zub, Tim Seeley, Danny Lore (A) Julius Ohta (CA) Aaron Campbell

VAULT COMICS
In Shops: Oct 20, 2021
SRP: 3.99

Marvel Zub Comics Arriving September 2021


CONAN THE BARBARIAN #25 (Legacy #300)
Story by JIM ZUB, CHRISTOPHER PRIEST, LARRY HAMA, and DAN SLOTT
Art by CORY SMITH, ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, PAUL DAVIDSON, and MARCOS MARTIN
Cover by GEOFF SHAW
Variant Cover by DANIEL ACUÑA
Variant Cover by KEVIN EASTMAN
Variant Cover by PEACH MOMOKO
Variant Cover by MR. GARCIN
Variant Cover by DAN PANOSIAN
Hidden Gem Variant Cover by ALEX TOTH
BLANK VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE
ON-SALE 09/08/21

CELEBRATING 300 ISSUES OF CONAN THE BARBARIAN…AND THE RETURN OF BÊLIT!

By Crom and Mitra, it’s been 300 issues since Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith first brought the Barbarian to comics in 1970’s CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1! CONAN’s oversized 300th-issue spectacular kicks off with Jim Zub and Cory Smith’s ongoing saga, as we return to Conan’s much-lauded days sailing with the queen of the seas herself, BÊLIT! But – past, present and future will collide in ways unexpected and strange!

Sharpen your blade for three additional, all-new tales from across Conan history! Dan Slott enters the Hyborian Age with Marcos Martín, for an untold NIGHT OF OBLIVION from Conan’s thieving days. Larry Hama and Christopher Priest at last return to the saga with their own new stories — from a hotheaded young barbarian in battle to an aged KING CONAN, who must defend his kingdom from the re-emergence of WRAARL, the DEVOURER OF SOULS!
40 PGS./Parental Advisory …$4.99
© 2021 Conan Properties International LLC

AVENGERS: TECH-ON AVENGERS #2 (OF 6)

JIM ZUB (W) • CHAMBA (A) • Cover by EIICHI SHIMIZU
Variant Cover by PEACH MOMOKO
ON-SALE 09/08/21

The Avengers encounter Venom in Yokohama, but he’s supersized, super charged and out of control!

Can Tony Stark’s untested “Do Hatsu” mode upgrade turn the tide, or is this the beginning of the end?

AVENGERS: TECH-ON AVENGERS is a sentai-inspired action-adventure series produced in partnership with Bandai Namco of Japan, written by Jim Zub (Uncanny Avengers, Champions) and illustrated by Jeff “Chamba” Cruz (Venom: The End, Street Fighter)!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

CONAN THE BARBARIAN BY JIM ZUB VOL. 2: LAND OF THE LOTUS TPB

Written by Jim Zub with Christopher Priest, Larry Hama & Dan Slott
Penciled by Cory Smith with Roberto de La Torre, Marcos Martin and PAUL DAVIDSON
Cover by GEOFF SHAW
ON SALE 11/10/21

It will take more than chains to keep a Cimmerian down! Conan’s march to Khitai has landed him as a prisoner of the imperial guard. He plans his escape, but what dreaded beasts lurk in this strange land — and what new dangers will impede his quest to return the deadly Tooth of the Nightstar to its rightful master? Conan has a new comrade, but is Meiwei everything she seems? Heng the Insurgent and his roving band of thieves hide a dark secret, and Conan must fight for his life against the bandit king’s deadly power! Will the barbarian have what it takes to survive the land of Khitai — even if it costs his very soul?

Also featuring tales celebrating 300 issues of CONAN THE BARBARIAN at Marvel, exploring the past and future of Conan! Collecting CONAN THE BARBARIAN (2019) #19-25.
168 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99
ISBN: 978-1-302-92096-8
Trim size: 6-5/8 x 10-3/16

Conan the Barbarian #22 Reviews

Blake’s Buzz: “This entire arc has been incredibly strong, and the tension refuses to let up. No matter how many foes he slays, or women he beds, Conan can’t help but fall into weirdness, and Zub’s Conan run celebrates this. Longtime fans, and new ones like me, are in for one hell of a ride through Khitai!”

Comic Book.com: “Just when I was starting to think that this arc had run out of steam, Jim Zub and company found a way to keep me intrigued. “

The Pullbox: 9.2/10 “Fans of epic fantasy action, readers who like their heroes stoic & terse, anyone interested in seeing where the ‘swords & sandals’ sub-genre came from, get thee to the nearest comic book shop and pick this one up. “

Avengers Tech-On Toys – Part 1


Bandai Spirits and Marvel Editor-In-Chief C.B. Cebulski unveiled IRON MAN from TECH-ON AVENGERS, along with other glimpses at the toys and comic.


Armor design and comic cover by Eiichi Shimizu.
Story by Jim Zub.
Comic art by Jeffrey Cruz.

The S.H.Figuarts action figures look so great! Can’t wait to show off more in the weeks ahead.





Young Squadron Reviews

AIPT: 8.5/10 “…a great example of how tie-in books to an event can have fun, inform readers on the larger universe, and tell a smaller story within the boundaries of a specific premise.”

But Why Tho?: “Zub does a good job of writing the characters in the panel-to-panel interactions. These characters feel like the familiar personalities we know, but with a twist.”

Comic Book.com: 8/10 “The ambitious series is slow to start with exposition, but the debut issue will end with you invested in some familiar faces. And when the truth comes to life about this world’s top heroes, you’ll be left rooting for these little guys!”

Comic Crusaders: “This is a solid, enjoyable book helped greatly by the inclusion of Deadpool who adds a massive injection of classic Zub humor even while allowing the story to move quickly without too much angst and exposition. This is a team and setup which would truly be fun to revisit which is rare in any modern crossover. “

ComicXSF: “Cummings then delivers a few striking, yet characteristically fun visuals from there. Each panel always keeps the kids centered and their powers and blocking secondary, which allows a clear focus for the reader on the characters so they don’t get lost in the action.”

Comics the Gathering: “The art team does an excellent job of modulating this journey into darkness. Steven Cummings puts together a satisfying kid-hero story while also debuting perfectly appealing new character designs.”

Major Spoilers: 8/10 “…manages to walk the line between a fun romp that’s typical with younger hero based books and something darker with a message to say. The way that the gleeful, naïve, and understatedly concerned way the Young Squadron approach the violence of their world is both silly and startling.”

Marvel Blog: “…this issue really excels because it understands how important meta characters like Deadpool and Quinn can be to a story.”

The Real Manos: “The storytelling here is very economical. It doesn’t feel too rushed, too quick or that you’re missing something.”

One More Comic: 10/10 “…the perfect balance between the innocence of youth with horror and suspense.”

Young Squadron Interview on Newsarama

I spoke to Kat Calamia at Newsarama all about Young Squadron, the Champions transformation happening during Marvel’s Heroes Reborn event.

How are Miles Morales, Kamala Khan, and Sam Alexander transformed?
How does this tie into Jason Aaron’s world-warping event?

Read on and find out, along with exclusive preview pages from Steven Cummings and Erick Arcinega.

Zub Marvel Comics Arriving August 2021


AVENGERS: TECH-ON #1 (OF 6)
JIM ZUB (W) • CHAMBA (A)
Cover by EIICHI SHIMIZU
Variant Cover by CHAMBA
VARIANT COVER BY JAMES STOKOE
Variant Cover by PEACH MOMOKO
TOY VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE

When the Red Skull wields a strange new power that strips heroes of their powers and threatens the entire world, the Avengers turn to Tony Stark’s experimental new technology to save us all. Here come the Iron Avengers — Avengers Tech-On!

Sleek high-tech power suits bristling with energy and amped-up attack power face off against super villains enhanced to match. It’s mechs and mayhem in the Marvel Mighty Manner!

Avengers Tech-On is a sentai-inspired action-adventure series produced in partnership with Bandai Namco of Japan, written by Jim Zub (Uncanny Avengers, Champions) and illustrated by Jeff “Chamba” Cruz (Venom: The End, Street Fighter)!

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99


CONAN THE BARBARIAN #24
JIM ZUB (W) • CORY SMITH (A) • Cover by GEOFF SHAW
Variant Cover by Jeffrey VereGge

A PERFECT STORM!

CONAN sails home from his adventures in Khitai…but crossing the sea will prove to be his deadliest experience yet!

If the crew is to survive, they’ll need to pull together against the forces of nature…but is there something else at play? And who can Conan trust?

It all leads up to the landmark 300th issue next month and a shocking return to a fan-favorite Conan era!

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99
© 2021 Conan Properties International LLC


HEROES REBORN: AMERICA’S MIGHTIEST HEROES COMPANION VOL. 1 TPB
Written by RYAN CADY, MARC BERNARDIN,
STEVE ORLANDO, JIM ZUB & CODY ZIGLAR
Penciled by MICHELE BANDINI, STEPHEN BYRNE,
RAFAEL DE LATORRE, BERNARD CHANG, STEVEN CUMMINGS & PACO MEDINA
Cover by NICK BRADSHAW

Stories from a world without Avengers!

• The teenage Hyperion and his friends in the Shi’ar Imperial Guard find horror and agony in the Negative Zone!
• Peter Parker is the world’s biggest Hyperion fan — and he also just happens to be chummy with his favorite hero thanks to a photography gig at the Daily Bugle!
• Years after his kind were massacred, Magneto gathers his Mutant Force for a deadly rescue mission!
• Kid Spectrum (Sam Alexander), Girl Power (Kamala Khan) and the all-new Falcon (Miles Morales) are the Young Squadron!
• And Baron Zemo leads Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton, Scott Lang and Victor Creed in an assault on Earth’s supreme heroes!

Collecting HEROES REBORN: HYPERION & THE IMPERIAL GUARD; HEROES REBORN: PETER PARKER, THE AMAZING SHUTTERBUG; HEROES REBORN: MAGNETO & THE MUTANT FORCE; HEROES REBORN: YOUNG SQUADRON and HEROES REBORN: SIEGE SOCIETY.

168 PGS./Rated T+ …$19.99
ISBN: 978-1-302-93113-1
Trim size: 6-5/8 x 10-3/16